Tennis Balls Used to Assist Senior Citizens in Minnesota
More than 4,000 tennis balls have been collected in Minnesota to be used by senior citizens when they are retrofitted for walkers, thanks to a chance discovery by an 18-year-old student. According to The Star Tribune, Max Fesenmaier found several leftover tennis balls from his junior season on the varsity tennis team at Sartell High School and asked his mom, Laura, what could be done with them. His mother works as a staff member at the Guardian Pharmacy of Minnesota, a long-term care pharmacy that serves assisted living centres and skilled nursing facilities. The offer was sent across to the bosses at the Guardian Pharmacy and the response was overwhelming. As a result, more than 4,000 tennis balls have been collected and about 2,500 given away. Sara McCormick, a health care worker with Aitkin, Minn.-based Aicota Health Care Center, commented, “We greatly appreciate the donation of tennis balls.
Source/more: Tennis World